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Jensen steps up in Super Over

04 January 2018

Bowling the last over of the game is a tough task – but how about being the bowler in the Super Over? That’s a hard one.

It was pace bowler Hayley Jensen who captain Amy Satterthwaite turned to, to deliver the biggest over of the season.

 

Jensen had earlier claimed 1-22 with the ball, taking her tally to seven wickets for the season and her emotions were rocking when the game ended in a tie.

 

“My heart was pumping, I had butterflies, I was tingling and had adrenaline rushing through me at the same time,” Jensen explained.

 

“Coyley (Tim Coyle) told me I was bowling it, but I can’t remember what he said to me though as it is all just a bit of a blur to be honest.”

 

It was the first time in Jensen’s cricketing career that she would be tasked with the high-pressure situation of bowling the Super Over.

 

“I had one word going through my head and that was full,” Jensen said.

 

“I wasn’t 100% happy with how I executed the over, but I was 100% happy with how I absorbed the pressure having never been in that situation before and thankfully we came out on top.”

 

Jensen collected the wicket of Alyssa Healy with the first ball of the innings, before taking the wicket of Ellyse Perry – finishing the Super Over with figures of 2-8.

 

Renegades batters Jess Duffin and Amy Satterthwaite were able to chase down the target, giving the ‘Gades their fourth win of the season.

 

Captain Satterthwaite had no hesitation in handing the ball to the 25-year-old Jensen, singing her praise at the end of the game.

 

“She bowled outstandingly at the death in the regular game so we gave her the ball,” Satterthwaite said.

 

“She’s young, so in that situation she’s done outstandingly well to step in that pressure situation.

 

“We just wanted to go yorkers at the stumps and she executed and it was brilliant and then it came off which was outstanding.”